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alabbasi

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Yeah that's a 107026 which is the model designation for the 450SLC 5.0 and 500SLC's. They were a limited production run of around 2700 cars (about 1600 450slc 5.0 and 1100 500SLC's) from 1977-1981 and built as a homologation special so that Mercedes Benz could enter rallying. They used the all alloy version of the 450sl motor bored to 5.0 liters. In later years, the same basic engine was used in the R107, 500SL and the W126 500SEC and SEL.

I've had 4 of these in the past and still own an inca red 450slc 5.0 that I need to put back together.


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Yes, lovely cars.

The late LJKS described the 450 SLC as 'the best Mercedes', even better than the 6.9, and wrote an excellent article on the 450SLC 5.0. I had the basic 450SLC back in the day (for 10 years) and would have another now if the right one came along. They fell out of favour for quite a while but seem to be attracting more of a following now.

Wheels are a personal thing but I preferred the original mexican hat style ones. Were those pictured AMG-option wheels? - can't recall now.
 
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There's certainly some knowledgeable people on here, well done guys
 

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They are lovely cars , so comfortable, and I love the way you can see out from the drivers seat through the slats in front of the C pillar .

They were normally 450SLC 5.0 in the UK , a friend also had a 280SLC , which was quite unusual here ; most being 350s and 450s .
 

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My wife had a 450slc in the early 80s. great car took us and the two (very small ) kids to the south of France two years running. Queit quick very relaxing. there was also a 560slc produced in small numbers for the US and the middle East unfortunately all, I think, with the ugly US federal bumpers . I remember seeing one hurtling down Park Lane in the 80s driven by a sheik with diplomatic plates. They and the 500 sl/ slc look so much better when you remove the ugly black and well named rear spoiler Not many of them left now.
 

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Nice to see any old MB in good condition, but the styling of the SLC (with the huge rear screen and 'filler panels' in front of the C posts) never worked for me.
 

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there was also a 560slc produced in small numbers for the US and the middle East unfortunately all, I think, with the ugly US federal bumpers . I remember seeing one hurtling down Park Lane in the 80s driven by a sheik with diplomatic plates.
No, there wasn't. SLC production ended in 1981 and the 560 engine was introduced 5 years later in 1986. Your sheik probably had too much chic and tried a bit of badge engineering. There is a 560SL that was sold in the US, Japan and Australia.
 

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